Here is something to consider. When Muhammad had no army and was in a disadvantaged position, it was no compulsion in religion. This worked well for him because he was in a position where people could try to force their religion upon him. Then, after he gained a big army, the tone of the Quran changed and many earlier verses were abrogated, and there most certainly was compulsion in religion, at least when it came to the pagans. Clearly it was convert or die. The Christians and Jews were spared after he conquered all of the pagans because they could be a source of income for Muslims to extort. So they were allowed to survive and be treated as second class citizens so that money could be extorted from them via the jizyah, and the jizyah was set at whatever rate Muslims felt like. These are FACTS that cannot be denied. Here is some historical substantiation from IBN Kathir for the creation of the jizyah. Very interesting read that Muslims do not want you to see, honest people that they are.<quoted text>
If you come from a religion where a certain indivudual is considered perfect even though he was a liar, dishonest,
Then, speaking of more dishonesty, in the case of Mecca, when Muhammad did not have a big enough army, he fooled the Meccans by entering into a 10 year treaty with them so that he could lull them into a false sense of security while Muhammad grew his army. He never had one single intention of ever keeping that treaty one moment longer than he had to. Do you think that Allah's apostle should be denied the Kaaba for one moment longer than he had to? Of course not, so the treaty was made from dishonest intentions from the very beginning, and all that he had to do was to create theories of them "conspiring" against Muslims as soon as his army got big enough, and that was the end of them and they had to surrender without even a fight. Everybody was always "conspiring" against Muslims. It's a very easy excuse to use. I don't know why they hate Bush so much for his conspiracy theories of Iraq used to justify his invasion, when Muhammad did the same exact sort of things.